Resources

CommonLit Tutorial

If you've looking for quality, rigorous, and standards-based texts for literacy instruction, look no further! There is now a online library of free...

Balancing Risk-Taking and Failure

In order to grow we have to take risks. However, this can be difficult as a leader because so many are depending on you for guidance. This article,...

Why Do We Still Lecture?

What does a lecture have to do with collaboration?That's a great question! There are many techniques that have been used for centuries in medicine...

Math and Engagement Using Seesaw

Seesaw can be such a powerful tool for students to make their thinking and learning visible.  But is there a way to extend this learning power to...

Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone

Computational thinking allows learners to leverage technology to boost their own critical and creative thinking processes.  The International...

Create Podcasts on the Chromebook Using Sound Trap

If you're ready for your students to move beyond consuming digital media and start producing their own, podcasting is an easy way for students to...

Google Cardboard: Virtual Reality Basics

Google has made virtual reality an option in the classroom by creating a VR device that is super cheap. Even if it's cheap, it will be ineffective if...

Student Vlogs in the Classroom: Secondary Example

Students can connect learning from their reading by recording and sharing a video in a vlog post on YouTube, like Little Book Owl who has thousands...

How to Run an Hour of Code

If you want to start and Hour of Code with your students this is the place to start. This short video will list all of the steps that go into getting...

Sound Trap in the English Classroom

Using audio recordings in the classroom can be a powerful way to give students a voice and allow them to be creative in new ways.  This is also a...

Reflections from an Expert YouTube Vlogger: Myles Dyer

YouTube expert Myles Dyer (aka Blade376) shares his journey of vlogging through the last 10 years on YouTube.  What hooked him into the platform?...

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Some people believe that creativity is an inherent skill that individuals are born with.  However, producing innovative ideas, creating...

Setting Up Blogger for Students

Blogger is a fantastic tool for students to document their learning journey, connect their learning, or share evidence of their work.  The difficult...

Creative Thinking Challenges for Students

John Spencer is a former educator and current author known for his design thinking and the LAUNCH Cycle for students.  Every week he issues new...

Dylan Wiliam: Importance of Collaborative Learning

In this resource, Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London, outlines what he believes to be the most...

Quality Student Work Through Sharing

Sharing ideas and listening to feedback makes them better. This concept isn't new! This idea is a bedrock principle in many businesses and work...

5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

Want to know about teaching grit in your classroom? It might be easier said than done, but Edutopia has written a great article about getting you...

Helping Students Make Connections Between Math Concepts

Math concepts can sometimes seem very abstract to students.  It can be hard to help them connect math concepts to their own lives.  One way...